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#Covid19SA #Ventilators Arms manufacturer, Denel, says simulation exercises to test the efficacy of two locally manufactured ventilator prototypes will start soon. KB
#Covid19SA #Ventilators Project Sabela, an initiative launched by Denel, in collaboration with other SOE’s, research bodies and specialist companies in the private sector, was rolled out last month to address anticipated shortages of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients. KB
#COVID19SA #Ventilators Danie du Toit, Denel CEO, says the aim of the Denel Dynamics project is to design, develop and manufacture a low-cost, fit-for-purpose ventilator by utilising the skills and expertise of South African engineers, scientists, researchers, and technicians. KB
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Why is #asymptomatic spread important? Well today I was thinking about #polio virus. It was very #contagious, but 95% of people had no symptoms but were still infectious. About 4-5% of people had minor illness: fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness. #SARSCoV2 #COVIDー19
2/ About 1-2% of people had severe muscle pain, and stiffness in the neck and back. <1% of cases resulted in #paralysis including the legs and the nerves controlling breathing and swallowing necessitating use of the iron lung #ventilators. #Polio could attack the #CNS.
3/ At its peak in 1952, more than 21,000 #Americans contracted a paralyzing form of #polio, and 3,000 died from it. Once infected, there was no treatment besides time and tending to the symptoms. Interestingly, polio mostly attacked young children under age 5.
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THERE is a hidden crisis occurring in NY State

1000s of NYers have had ZERO income over a month, w NO relief in sight.
#NewYork is intentionally withholding #PUA #Unemployment payments from NYers for over one month.

**A Thread** 1/
These R the people 2 tag in EVERY post u make regarding unemployment, tag these people in the post. Flood their comments section on every social media platform
@NYGovCuomo @melissadderosa @RichAzzopardi @GarethRhodes @LindaLacewell @byHeatherLong @PeterAlexander
It is beyond unacceptable that NYers have gone 6+ weeks without income or assistance, but the leadership in #NewYork paid $60+ million to an unknown person from twitter for '#ventilators', without any question.

That was OUR money they wasted!…
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My article @BSI_social highlights the #policy implicatns & this being a "Y2K moment" for Ind medtech industry to #Indigenise. We shldn't miss the boat @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @kiranshaw @amitabhk87 @vijaychandru @vijai63 @PrinSciAdvGoI @GKangInd pg39
We've built amazing infra in #translational #biology over the last decade- a portfolio of #nationalassets @THSTIFaridabad @csir_ncl #ShriChitraTirunalMedicalInst supported by our science & innov agencies @IndiaDST @DBTIndia @CSIR_IND @dgcsirIndia @Ashutos61 @RenuSwarup @rramanan
S&T #incubators have shown amazing leadership & response esp connecting with local communities & fast decisions to help #startups @venture_center @PremnathV6 @DeepanwitaC @IKP_SciencePark @SINEIITB @abandopa @CCAMP_Bangalore be it #facemask #PPE #IKP-ICO fund or @IndiaDST #CAWACH
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Here @andrewcuomo says straight up #ventilators often mean The End. Why are doctors being told NOT to use canula with oxygen? 39K per effin GM ventilator?

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Once hailed as a wonder treatment, the antimalarial med doesn’t seem effective

Study was NOT peer-reviewed, but found that MORE patients who received it died vs. standard care…

#COVID19 thread, based on @ghn_news
The study analyzed records of male #COVID19 patients at Veterans Administration hospitals noted that 28% of those given #Hydroxychloroquine + usual care died versus 11% of those who received routine care alone…
A @ScienceMagazine article explained yesterday that #chloroquine and #Hydroxychloroquine can cause an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to cardiac arrest…
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Here is some interesting info about the VENTILATORS!
#POTUS has being repeating in each Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing about the Ventilators.
"The COVID19 pandemic has led to shortages of essential goods and services - from hand sanitizers to masks to beds to ventilators"
"In 2006 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to design a cheap, portable ventilator.
This contributed to the shortage of ventilators during the 2019 - 2020 coronavirus pandemic"
@QAnon @realDonaldTrump @POTUS
Nothing is a coincidence!
Now we know.
CO-VI = Latin words: “Co” which stands for together and “vi” for life!
"Annually, Covidien awards more than 350 grants to organizations that address the needs of local communities in which its employees live and work".
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Time to resume elective surgery cases? A thread summarizing new guidance out today from the @AmCollSurgeons #COVID19

This document intro states that peak COVID rates have already been reached, or will be within a few weeks, depending on region...

[link at end of thread]
They offer four categories, each with specific issues that must be addressed locally before elective surgery may be safely resumed.

1. COVID-19 Awareness
2. Preparedness
3. Patient Issues
4. Delivery of Safe High-Quality Care
For the 'awareness' category, the specific issues are:
✅Knowing your local COVID-19 numbers, including prevalence and incidence
✅Knowing local isolation mandates
✅Knowing your diagnostic testing availability
✅Knowing testing policies for pts and HCWs
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⚠️@FEMA & @CDCgov’s draft strategy to reopen says even a cautious/phased approach entails a “significant risk of resurgence” of #coronavirus & warns of a “large rebound curve” of #COVID19 if mitigation is relaxed before vaccines or herd immunity occur.…
Before easing #StayHome, we need the following:

▶️“genuinely low” #COVID19 cases
▶️broad #coronavirus TESTING: “well functioning” monitoring “promptly detecting” outbreaks
▶️aggressive contact tracing
▶️enough hospital beds to rapidly scale up
▶️ramped-up production of #PPE
Reopening too early RISKS LIVES, but @realDonaldTrump claims “the plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized.”

Yet Trump hasn’t committed to following these or other recommendations from the experts, as the WH drafts its own plans.🤬

#coronavirus #COVID19
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I have been following a group of friends who are first responders & in frontline of management of C19 patients in EU & US

The understanding we are gaining everyday in fighting this disease will change the way we manage critically ill patients in Respiratory ICU forever.
1) We need not intubate patients going by conventional wisdom. Doctors who delayed intubation have saved more lives than those who were sticklers to conventional wisdom

2) Dehydration methods probably help like in High altitude pulmonary edema. It was tried with some success
3) Taking sick ARDS patients prone is a widely accepted strategy. We already had some data that taking patients prone without intubation in acute respiratory illness will help improve sats.

Post C19 I am certain, we will have a deluge of papers suggesting non intubated prone
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A story about a pandemic.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. In the summer of 2005, these immortal words of Neil Armstrong was emailed by Dr Terrence Tumpey to his colleagues.
Working alone in a high security laboratory with biometric fingerprint, iris scan for his eyes alone, he had been the first man to resurrect an old demon – the 1918 Spanish Flu virus. #SpanishFlu
The Spanish Flu (or 1918 H1N1 flu to be politically/scientifically correct) killed 50 million people in the world. About 18 million in India alone. Unlike #COVID19 the virus killed maximally in 15-34 years age range.
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This is not a randomized controlled trial. It's a publication summarizing results of 53 #COVIDー19 patients given #remdesivir (compassionate-use). Clinical improvement observed in 36 / 53 (68%). Randomized, placebo-controlled trials should be done next.…
Patients were enrolled in the United States (22 patients), Japan (9), Italy (12), Austria (1), France (4), Germany (2), Netherlands (1), Spain (1), Canada (1). At baseline, majority of patients were receiving invasive ventilation, 57% receiving mechanical ventilation, 8% ECMO.
For each oxygen-support category, percentages were calculated with the number of #COVIDー19 patients at baseline as the denominator. Improvement (blue cells), no change (beige) and worsening (gray) in oxygen-support status are shown.
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#Covid19: #Ventilators. Ventilators. Ventilators.

3M (nefarious history), Ford, & GE are going to dominate the ventilator industry

Is the goal to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.? Are these going to be made in the U.S.A.?…
Here @andrewcuomo on your likely future once you get on that ventilator. Look into oxygen concentrators.

Or at least know the risks. please
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I know everyone is doing this, but here are my reflections after 2 wks in #ICU w/ #COVID19. Also includes lessons from our outstanding collaboration w/ #RapidResponseTeam

Much discussion on clinical phenotypes, but like any disease, #COVID19 is a spectrum. Here are 3 big phenotypes I saw

I’m more worried about running out of #intensivist, #RespiratoryTherapists, etc than running out of #ventilators. Given wide spectrum of disease, true expertise in mech ventilation needed. No 1-size-fits-all approach here

#COVID19 #VentilatorShortage

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If you tune into @NBCNews on @YouTube you get campaign messaging from #MadKing Trump's regime. America has never been more #socialist, so this must be a great pole poll for poling proletariat patsies.

"Official #socialism approval poll." I approve. What do I win?
Both #Nazi parties of the two-party system have been working furiously to redefine & destroy the concept of #socialism - because in reality, it’s a mandate for #HumanSurvival.

#ReadThisBook by #ManningMarable - “How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America.” I studied it in jail.
"Truly blessed" Dumbass Low-Grade Lying Fool (#DLGLF) Pence stated Detroit's Mayor claims they tested 150 "exposed" #FirstResponders and "they're all back in the line of duty." They're just spinning a bunch of nonsense & Trump is playing malevolent moonlighting #FakeGynecologist.
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My ventilator story

Two weeks ago I got it into my head to try to make a ventilator. Something simple and highly manufacturable.

I started by looking at what the first successful ventilators were: the Bird Mark 7 from 1955.

#ventilators #opensourceventilator
And then I found the army emergency respirator from 1965 (yes, I did start by reading the Wikipedia article on ventilators)

It has no moving parts. Harry Diamond Labs made a working fluidic amplfier and immediately invented 4 devices based on it, one of which was this. #fluidics
Air supply comes in the port at the bottom, and is deflected by the two jets from the left and right. If the air is deflected to the left it inflates the patients lungs until pressure in the mask rises enough to deflect the jet to the right, and the patient exhales.
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🇮🇳A Thread
#Covid19India #CoronavirusPandemic

🔴Publicly Available Reports Of Healthcare Workers & Hospitals Getting Infected & Affected By Covid-19 In India

🔴The Need
#PPE For Medics
#Ventilators For #COVID19 Patients
*If I Miss, Plz Add On Dated TL
Published On 17th Of March 2020, Karnataka

Doctor who treated #COVID19 patient, tested positive of Covid-19

#PPE #Ventilator

#Covid19India #COVID19Pandemic…
Published On 18th Of March 2020, Lucknow (UP)

Doctor who treated #COVID19 patients, tested positive of Covid-19

#PPE #Ventilator

#Covid19India #COVID19Pandemic…
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1/ THREAD ESSENTIAL READING: Excellent article by Mike Osterholm, @CIDRAP. Difficult to read, but there is some solace in hearing the truth from a renowned expert.…/coronavirus-trump-testing-shortag…
@Yamiche @AyannaPressley @uche_blackstock @choo_ek
2/ "It’s Too Late to Avoid #Disaster, but There Are Still Things We Can Do
Our #leaders need to speak some hard truths and then develop a strategy to prevent the worst.
3/ Of all the resources lacking in the #Covid19 #pandemic pandemic, the one most desperately needed in the United States is a UNIFIED NATIONAL STRATEGY, as well as the confident, coherent and consistent #leadership to see it carried out.
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#CoronaVirusUpdates :
3.34 lakh PPE coveralls are available with hospitals in the country. Another 3 lakh donated coveralls being received from abroad by 4th April.
@PMOIndia @NITIAayog @drharshvardhan @FordaIndia @nppa_india @AIIMSRDA @IMAIndiaOrg @Pharmadept
11 domestic producers of #PPE PPE coveralls have qualified so far and orders for 21 lakh have been placed on them. They are supplying 6-7,000 pieces per day and are expected to go up to 15,000 per day by mid-April.
.....One more domestic manufacturer has qualified today and is being given orders for 5 lakh #PPE coveralls.

@PMOIndia @NITIAayog @drharshvardhan @FordaIndia @nppa_india @AIIMSRDA @IMAIndiaOrg @Pharmadept @TexMinIndia
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மக்களே நல்லா புரிஞ்சுக்கோங்க. பொதுவாவே வைரசுக்கு மருந்து கிடையாது. சாதாரண வைரஸ் சளி, காய்ச்சல் இப்படி upper respiratory system தாக்கும் (SARS உட்பட). அது ஜெனடிக் மாற்றமடைந்து #coronavirus ஆக வந்துள்ளது. இது lower respiratory stem (lungs) பாதிக்கும். நிமோனியா வரும். #COVID19 1/n
பாக்டீரியாவால் வரும் நிமோனியாக்கு antibacterial மருந்து இருக்கு. இந்த #coronavirus ஆல் வரும் நிமோனியாவுக்கு மருந்து கிடையாது. உடம்பே நோய் எதிர்ப்பு சக்தியை உருவாக்கனும். (immunity)
வயதாக ஆக இந்த நோய் எதிர்ப்பு சக்தியை உருவாக்க உடல் தடுமாறும்.
#COVID19 2/n
அதுபோக #coronavirus அறிகுறி சாதாரண வைரஸ் தாக்குதலின் அறிகுறி போலவே இருக்கும். சிலருக்கு இந்த அறிகுறிகளே இருக்காது என்கிறார்கள். குறிப்பாக இளைஞர்கள், குழந்தைகளுக்கு "பெரும்பாலும்" அறிகுறிகள் இருப்பதே தெரியாது. #COVID19 3/n
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MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: #Italy now more cases than #China .. but see 101 yo man #Recovered and sent home. 5MIN Test now available from @ABBOTT Runs on #IDNOW Machines .. @CDCgov CHANGES MIND advises everyone wear masks. @maddow @ursulafaw56
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: The man, identified as “Mr. P,” was admitted to hospital last week and was released on Thursday, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the city of Rimini, told local media.
Mr. P was born in 1919 amid the that year’s historic flu pandemic,
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 3: @CDCgov NOW SAYS TO WEAR MASKS. @maddow @CNN @MartyMakary @drsanjaygupta @RepAOC @RepJeffries AND 5 min TEST Now available (ships next week. Runs on #ABBOTT #IDNOW machines Get em tested and get em #QUARANTINED #NYC #Chicago
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@JMPSimor There were initially 2 UK producers, Smiths in Luton and Medtronics in NI.

Smiths formed a consortium with other UK manufacturers, shared its IP & has an order for 30k #ventilators, with an initial 5k to be delivered soon-ish (presumably part of the 12k that's really only 8k).
@JMPSimor Here's an article about Smiths:…
@JMPSimor Smiths make the Parapac ventilator, which does not require external power & is intended for mobile use, such as in ambulances, BUT is not guaranteed to be suitable for longer-term use.

Medtronic (Galway) make Puritan Bennett PB980 & PB840 ventilators for critically ill patients.
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#CoronavirusOutbreak | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a nationwide shurdown, which is being implemented by India to curb #COVID19, will not be enough to fight the outbreak. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | A three-year-old Indian girl was among the 73 new #COVID19 cases that have been reported in #Singapore in a day, taking the tally to over 600. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | Three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for the novel in #Goa, health department officials said, as the tourist haven joined the states which have reported #COVID19 cases. | Follow LIVE updates here:
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